"Free The Wild" Director and Trustee, Anika Sleem is taking part in a live interview with MojoStreaming's Cathleen Trigg-Jones this Sunday, discussing Lucy the elephant, captive at Edmonton Zoo on Sunday!
Born in 1975, Lucy is an Asian elephant who has lived in the sub-artic conditions of Canada for over 40 years. She has never been with another Asian elephant and her only companion was taken away in 2006. Edmonton Valley Zoo's limited operating times means even the company of humans is few and far between.
She is 1000 lbs overweight and suffers from significant arthritis and foot disease. She has difficulty bearing weight on her back legs and, due to an inappropriate diet, suffers dental issues and painful colic issues which have caused her to collapse - seen lying down, slapping her stomach with her trunk. With no place to swim, no mud in which to wallow or trees to scratch against, Free The Wild aims to work with Edmonton Valley Zoo to find an amicable solution in securing her release. Despite being 45 years old, Lucy has another 15-20 years left of her life.
The interview takes place at Noon, Eastern Standard Time. Please check this time chart to establish the time of the interview in your time zone: https://24timezones.com/difference/
Here is the link to the interview. Please only click on it at the start of the interview.:
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